Born of a dream.
Eternis was born of a dream in 1988. And in a short span of time we have become one of the top 10 global aroma chemical manufacturers. Take any of the leading perfumed brands in the world today, and chances are that one of our products has gone into its making. Today, we are the largest exporter of aroma chemicals in India and exports are 80% of our sales.
And this is only the beginning.
The early years
In the early 1900’s Shri Kanji Morarji founded a pepper trading company and the family earned the endearing moniker of Mariwala or pepper sellers. From here, the company grew and by 1940, Bombay Oil industries was formed. A decade later, the company forayed into coconut oil, setting up a factory for the same in Mumbai. This was the birth of one of India’s most iconic brands- Parachute, a name synonymous with quality, branded coconut oil. By the 1960’s the family had a successful entry into Oleo chemicals and Spice Oleoresins. In the 1990’s, a separate entity Marico Ltd was born- a name that has emerged as one of the most
successful consumer goods brands in India. This was also the time that Eternis was formed, albeit as Hindustan Polyamides & Fibres Limited. This steady and successful journey results from the vision of our promoters and the dedication of the people who work with us. For us every person who has brought us this far is not just a stakeholder, but also a family member on an on-going journey.
The Eternis timeline
– a story
Eternis is born - a new corporate identity, but the same promise of experience and high quality standards. We start work on the environment friendly biomass boilers to replace fossil fuels. We launch Cyclamen Aldehyde. Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol goes into plant scale-up. Our founder Mr. Kishore Mariwala is awarded the prestigious ‘Life-time Achievement Award’ by the Indian Chemical Council.
Strengthened organisation structure by inducting global talent at all levels in all functions to support our ambitious growth plans. REACH registration completed for all products. Expanded capacity of multi effect evaporator and RO plant by investing to the extent of Rs 50 million, taking up the total investment in effluent management beyond Rs. 100 million. Launched Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde.
We commission a fully automated captive Hydrogen generation plant with German technology to ensure a secure supply chain. We form a prestigious alliance with top fragrance player Firmenich for Hedione® business. SAP “Go Live” across locations. Hamber is launched.
To reinforce our belief in research, we set up a state-of-the-art R&D center at Rabale, which is recognized by the government of India (Department of Scientific & Industrial Research) as an “In-house R&D Centre”. We also launch new products, namely Benzyl, Hexyl Salicylates, PTBCHA Hi-Cis and TMCH. We move to our new office in mid-town Mumbai.
We launch PTBCHA, OTBCHA and Styrallyl Acetate. We expand with a second plant at Kurkumbh, Pune. Globally we are recognized as a reputed brand and have earned the trust of the top companies of the F&F sector.
We enter the Aroma Chemicals business in 1988. This is a landmark year for us. Not only do we acquire a chemicals plant at Koregaon-Bhima, Pune, but we also start sales to Indian F&F companies.
We set up the first stand-alone fatty acids plant in India in 1962. We are now the pioneers in Oleo chemicals in India with strong process development and engineering skills. This is the year we win awards for Import Substitute products and our founder Mr. KV Mariwala has the prestigious honour of being appointed twice as “President - Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association”.